Outdoor solutions for renewable energy

Safeguarding the energy transition

Protection against black-outs

Outdoor enclosures for renewable energy

There is no alternative to the further expansion of renewable energies. Against the background of climate change, the current political situation and an increasing demand for electricity, this resource-sparing sector of the energy industry is becoming more important than ever. The reliable operation of wind turbines and photovoltaic installations is system-relevant and calls for first-class protection.

Rittal offers you robust enclosures and matching climate control systems to protect your installations optimally against vandalism and the elements. High-quality outdoor solutions are made available as a modular system and can be supplied within 24 hours.

That ensures the reliability of your applications, for example

  • Inverter systems
  • Systems for turbine blade monitoring or solar farm control
  • AC distribution systems
  • and many others

The modular system permits configuration of a suitable solution for every environment, ready for delivery within 24 hours.

Whether for photovoltaic installations or wind turbines, optimum surface protection is a decisive factor for the long service life of an enclosure. In extreme cases, photovoltaic installations in the desert are exposed to constant sand abrasion. Offshore wind turbines must stand up to salt-laden sea air and call for corrosion protection of the highest standard.

Particular attention is paid to the climate control systems of installations. Variations in temperatures and solar radiation lead to condensation. In response, Rittal offers a range of energy-efficient cooling units, enclosure heaters and robust enclosure solutions – all-round protection for your installations. And that is a prerequisite for an environment-friendly and future-oriented power supply.

Environment 1, 3 and 4 

From Indoor Advanced Protection to Outdoor Extreme 

Wind turbine equipment is installed both in protected areas assigned to environment 1, and in environments of the category Outdoor Extreme. Photovoltaic installations are frequently exposed to conditions classified as environment 3. Rittal offers a suitable solution for every environment, with a choice of different materials and with different levels of protection against corrosion and unauthorised access – precisely matched to your individual requirements.

Typical solutions for renewable energy

Outdoor enclosures

CS Toptec

Outdoor enclosure with 100 mm transport plinth and rain canopy with projections on all sides. Side panels, rear panel and door fully double-walled on the outside, the entire TS 8 frame is available for interior installation.

Outdoor climate control

Wall-mounted cooling unit Blue e+ outdoor 1.5 kW – 5.0 kW

Energy-efficient Blue e+ outdoor wall-mounted cooling units in output categories ranging from 1500 W to 5000 W. With their high protection category of IP 56 / UL type 12/3R/4 and a temperature range of -30 °C to 60 °C, they provide...

Fan-and-filter units

TopTherm fan-and-filter units

Complete fan unit for tool-free mounting on surfaces. Air throughput from 20 - 900 m³/h, standard protection category IP 54.


Enclosure heater with fan

Enclosure heaters to regulate relative humidity, prevent temperatures from dropping below the dew point and stop condensation forming inside the enclosure. This prevents consequential damage associated with corrosion or electrical short-circuits....